Pupie Party

[Reminiscing Hoboken411’s Five Year Anniversary…]

Frank Raia always throws the best Hoboken Parties!

Here’s a 2007 flashback video for a party that Hoboken developer (and frequent political candidate) Frank “Pupie” Raia likes to throw for himself each May. Wonder if he’ll do it again this year?

Frank Raia “Pupie Party”

Frank will be throwing a shin-dig for himself, and anyone else that wants to come.

sinatra-park-hoboken-low-angle.jpgHoboken ready to sing, ‘Happy Birthday, Frank!’

No, not Frank Sinatra.

The tents being set up in Frank Sinatra Park are for an open birthday party tonight for school board member Frank “Pupie” Raia, a local developer, too, who’s throwing his own bash.

The party will last from 6-10 p.m. and everyone from the city of Hoboken is invited to attend.

“It’s his sixth 50th birthday,” joked Raia’s son, Justin.

In reality, the elder Raia, who most recently ran for city council and was defeated by Michael Russo in the Third Ward, is 56 and has thrown the party for the past seven years.

There will be a beer truck, wine station (all free), cheesesteaks, sausage and pepper sandwiches and Mister Softee ice cream. In past years, Raia’s shindig has attracted the likes of state Sen. Bernie Kenny of Hoboken, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise of Jersey City and Jersey City and Hoboken council members.

“Thank God I lived another year,” Raia said as he watched tables and a tent being set up. “Hoboken’s been good to me and my family. I’ve got to give something back to the town I love.”

Raia is a builder, affordable housing advocate and two years ago ran for Hoboken mayor. He was defeated by Dave Roberts.

Asked if Russo and Roberts will attend tonight’s fest, Raia said, “They’re invited. If they come, they come. I don’t want this to be political.”

The Alan Parsons Project and a 10-piece Motown band will perform. As he’s done in the past, Raia will sing the Rolling Stones’ classic “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.”

An allusion to his attempts at Hoboken politics, perhaps?

No, said Raia, he just loves the Stones and a good party.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 1:54 pm

Happy birthday Frank Raia 😀

Sunday, December 21, 2008 11:45 am

Hey Frank Raia… Why can’t you have your properties shoveled? It’s been 2 days since the snow stopped, and the sidewalks fronting your empty lot between Adams and Grand on 8th Street is s giant ice sheet/ lawsuit waiting to happen. You sure know how to screw people out of rent, so at least be a responsible land lord and have your sidewalks cleared.

Anyone else in Hoboken would have already been issued a summons for negligence. Must be nice to be connected.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008 7:36 pm

anyone know how late this runs?

Friday, May 23, 2008 5:23 pm

He got his nickname “Pupie” because he is always full of shit!

Friday, May 23, 2008 5:03 pm

is the Anthony Russo Civic Assoc named after the corrupt felon or his bonehead son?

why would you nickname yourself after bodily excrement – Pupie? (poopie)

i find it HIGHLY unlikely that ALL of the funding of this party come from this man’s pockets. know what i mean? and yet, people praise his “great parties,” including 411. …and i’ve seen him on TV and he is a bit obnoxious, too – one of these “i’m from Hoboken so holding office is a machine entitlement” types.

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